We are asking that you provide attribution for any image you upload into the CMS. Doing so is not only a best practice but is in some cases legally required. Using images for which you do not have permission may result in a fine or other penalties by the holder of the copyright.
In most cases you will know who photographed an image or created a graphic. In that case, simply enter the creator’s name. The system will automatically add “Image credit:” beneath each image, so you do not need to say “Photo by” or “Image from.”
Other use cases for the image credit field:
If the image (photo or graphic) was provided by Communications, but you do not know the specific photographer, enter: “Office of Communications”
If the image (photo or graphic) was provided by another person or entity (with permission to use), but you do not know the specific photographer, enter: “Courtesy of [name]”
If the image was obtained online (with a Creative Commons license), enter: “[name of work] by [name of author], [type of license] on [source of image]”
For example, this image from Wikimedia Commons, should be credited: “Amphiprion ocellaris (Clown anemonefish) in Papua New Guinea by Nick Hobgood, CC BY-SA 3.0 on Wikimedia Commons”
Both Wikimedia Commons and Flickr will list the type of Creative Commons license for every image.
If the image was purchased from an online source, please enter the name of the website or source. For example: “iStockphoto.com”
If you’re certain the image is in the public domain, please enter the name of the website or source. For example: “Library of Congress”